If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Am I due underpayment

Options
Suz6666
Suz6666 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I got a letter to fill in and says I was paid contribution esa when I was moved to esa from incapacity benefit had to fill in just from 2012 to 2013 said I could be owed underpayment at that time I was in poverty couldn't afford gas so I sat in the cold  I was in a bad place  does anyone know if I could get the underpayment at all has anyone been successful I've just after all these years been put in the support group bit extra money for me hope you can answer this for me please thanks for your time

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
    Options
    Hi,

    It will totally depend on your circumstances at that time. Household income, savings, capital all count when calculating the income related top up. It's impossible to answer your question on an internet forum i'm afraid.

    You'll need to wait for DWP to assess you and make a decision.

    Lots of people have received back dated money because of the underpayments but there's also lots of people that haven't received anything because they didn't qualify at the time. It really does depend on circumstance.

    DWP are contacting everyone that moved from Incapacity benefit to ESA regardless of whether they qualify or not.

    Decision times are 12-20 weeks.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Suz6666
    Suz6666 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Options
    OK thanks for the reply 
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.